Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Sir Hugh took out a lusty sword,
'Twas of the metal clear, And he has pierced Rodingham
Till's heart-blood did appear.                     120
" Confess your treachery, now," he said,
" This day before you die !"— " I do confess my treachery,
I shall no longer lye :
" I like to wicked Haman am,                            ias
This day I shall be slain."— The Queen was brought to her chamber,
A good woman again.
The Queen then said unto the King,
" Arbattle's near the sea;                                iso
Give it unto the northern knight, That this day fought for me."
Then said the King, " Come here, Sir Knight,
And drink a glass of wine ; And, if Arbattle's not enough,                        135
To it we'll Fordoun join."
135. Arbattle is the ancient name of the barony of Ar-buthnot. Fordun has long been the patrimony of the same family S.